District Court Update
District Court Criminal Practice Note 27 will cease to apply to all jury trials in the District Court from Tuesday 11 April 2023.
Accordingly, court participants will no longer be required to undertake a Rapid Antigen Test and members of the public will be able to attend court in person.
The Court will return to its pre-COVID-19 operations from 11 April 2023. However, continues to encourage remote appearances, which are convenient to the Court and the parties.
Enquiries relating to COVID-19-related fines
On 6 April 2023, the Supreme Court published its reasons for judgment in the case: Beame; Els v Commissioner of Police & Ors  NSWSC 347. The judgement relates to penalty notices issued for certain offences resulting from breaches of COVID-19 Public Health Orders under the Public Health Act 2010..
Please note cases currently listed before the Court will proceed and parties are to attend court on the next court date.